Sunday, May 16, 2021

Breezeway

Breezeway is now live on Ravelry & Payhip!


Simple stripes and a bit of intarsia, paired with varying fibers and weights in the same colorway, make this shawl a tone-on-tone textural delight that is relaxing to knit and easy to wear.


SIZE
Small [Large]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 86 [111] inches
Depth: 20 [26] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
16 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Yarn A: Smooth or slub sock yarn - 385 (635) yds
Yarn B: Mohair/silk laceweight - 325 (545) yds
Pink sample, size Small:
A = Suburban Stitcher Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460yds/421m per 100g skein); 1 skein in Rosedal
B = Suburban Stitcher Silky Mohair Lace (72% mohair, 28% silk; 459yds/420m per 50g skein); 1 skein in Rosedal
Cream sample, size Small:
A = Suburban Stitcher Slub Sock (90% merino, 10% nylon; 438yds/401m per 100g skein); 1 skein in Sugar
B = Suburban Stitcher Silky Mohair Lace (72% mohair, 28% silk; 459yds/420m per 50g skein); 1 skein in Sugar

US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

NOTE ON COLOR CHOICES
Although you could make this pattern using two different colors, please be aware the color changes for the stripes happen on both right side and wrong side rows. Using two bases in the same colorway ensures those little dotted lines you get on the “wrong side” when striping are virtually invisible, making the shawl reversible. If you were to use two contrasting colors, the stripes on one side of the center diagonal would look like the RS and those on the other side of the center diagonal would look like the WS.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Video tutorial (link also included in pattern PDF) Intarsia is a method of colorwork where each section of color has its own ball of yarn attached. The unused color is not strung across behind the work, but rather left hanging at the end of its color section to be picked up and used again on the next row.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Thisaway

Thisaway is now live on Ravelry, Payhip, and LoveCrafts!


This new 2-color, sock weight, triangular shawl pattern was a collaboration with Amy at West 7th Wool, using their Hunter's Sock base in Dorian and Shade Shifter. The design features 4 size options, garter stitch stripes, i-cord edging, and an unusual construction based on a variation on an afterthought/peasant heel adapted from sock knitting to shawl knitting! There's even an accompanying video tutorial on my YouTube channel for this technique.


SIZE
1 [2, 3, 4]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 62 [74, 86, 98] inches
Depth: 28 [33, 39, 44] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn: 315 [437, 590, 762] yds each in two contrasting colors
Size 1 shown in: West 7th Wool Hunter’s Sock [70% merino, 30% nylon; 437yds/400m per 100g skein] 1 [1, 2, 2] skeins each in Dorian (A) and Shade Shifter (B)
NOTE: For sizes 1 & 3, the upside-down Y in the center of the shawl will be color B; for sizes 2 & 4, it will be color A.
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches long
Circular needle 1-2 sizes smaller than main needle (optional, for picking up stitches)
Tapestry needle
1 locking stitch marker
Waste yarn – approx. 3 yds, smooth, plied, fingering weight

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